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USA WNT 15s Names Roster For Training Bubble

The USA players take a deep breath before facing France in the 2019 Super Series. David Barpal photo.

GLENDALE, CO. - The USA Women’s National Team XVs has named rosters for an eight-week daily training environment (DTE) and two 8-day mini camps to be held through November in Glendale, CO. Both assemblies will take place at Infinity Park, the official national training site for the Men’s and Women’s Eagles in XVs. 

Players for the DTE will assemble this Saturday, Sept 19 and remain in Colorado until mid-November. Those unable to attend the DTE due to work commitments will engage in the 8-day mini camps happening at various points through October. 

The DTE and each mini camp will focus on individual, unit and team skills as an extension of remote learning conducted through COVID-19 quarantine. Rosters feature a number of young and talented pool players with many representing Junior National Team programs. 

Overall, fall programming will set the stage for World Cup preparation with just one year until New Zealand 2021. And as the world continues to fight COVID-19, players in attendance will follow a number of rigorous safety protocols to ensure a safe setting for all involved. 

Head Coach Rob Cain said:

“A huge thank you to our medical staff, the XV Foundation and USA Rugby Players Association for bringing this vision to life in terms of safety, finance and logistics. I cannot stress the importance of what we are doing. The cancellations of our domestic season have meant that our players haven’t had any competitive rugby for almost 12 months. We had to act to give ourselves a fighting chance in 2021. 

“We are all excited to get to work and build on the past 5 months of hard work, where our staff and players combined work ethis took advantage of our robust  remote learning program. Alongside our experienced players, there will be some excellent inner competition thanks to the high school, college, WPL and pathway coaches who have developed our extremely talented uncapped players and youngsters. 

“We see everything as a challenge and this chapter in our story continues to shows our ambition  to make an impression in 2021.” 

DAILY TRAINING ENVIRONMENT ROSTER 

 

PLAYER NAME

POSITION

CLUB

CAPS

Cassidy Bargell

Scrumhalf

Harvard University

uncapped

Julia Beuscher

Back row

San Diego Surfers

uncapped

Kaitlyn Broughton

Wing

Glendale Merlins

5

Elizabeth Cairns

Flanker

Life West Gladiatrix

11

Gabriella Cantorna

Flyhalf

Exeter Chiefs (ENG)

6

Rachel Ehrecke

Back row

Glendale Merlins

uncapped

Tess Feury

Wing

New York Rugby

6

Megan Foster

Flyhalf

San Diego Surfers

5

Saher Hamden

Hooker

Life University

uncapped

McKenzie Hawkins

Flyhalf

Glendale Merlins

3

Jett Hayward

Hooker

Life West Gladiatrix

uncapped

Emily Henrich

Center

USA Sevens

8

Katana Howard

Flyhalf

Twin City Amazons

4

Lisa Jackson

Prop/Hooker

Atlanta Harlequins

uncapped

Charli Jacoby

Prop

Chicago North Shore

6

Nick James

Prop

Houston Athletic

12

Kathryn Johnson

No. 8

Twin City Amazons

2

Rachel Johnson

Flanker

Oregon Rugby Union

7

Bridget Kahele

Scrum half

Atlanta Harlequins

uncapped

Joanna Kitlinski

No. 8

Glendale Merlins

14

Jenny Kronish

Lock

Glendale Merlins

uncapped

Kayla Lawson

Wing

USA Sevens

uncapped

Maya Learned

Prop

Glendale Merlins

2

Shelby Lin

Scrum half

Berkeley All Blues

uncapped

Sam Luther

Second Row

Glendale Merlins

uncapped

Bulou Mataitoga

Fullback

Berkeley All Blues

3

Kelsie O'Brien

Scrum half

Glendale Merlins

Uncapped 

Olivia Ortiz

Scrum half

Davenport & Chicago North Shore

5

Jetta Owens

Center

Virginia Tech 

uncapped

Neariah Persinger

Wing

Life West Gladiatrix

uncapped

Allie Schrenker

Hooker

Glendale Merlins

uncapped

Amy Talei Bonte

Center

Life West Gladiatrix

6

Hallie Taufoou

Back row

Richmond RFC / ARPTC

uncapped

Kathryn Treder

Hooker

Beantown Rugby

2

Nichole Wanamaker

Back Three

Glendale Merlins

uncapped

Carly Waters

Scrum half

Glendale Merlins

4


 

MINI CAMP ROSTER - BACKS 

 

PLAYER NAME

POSITION

CLUB

CAPS

Catie Benson

Prop

Life West Gladiatrix

23

Kristin Bitter

Flyhalf / Fullback

Dartmouth 

uncapped

Ashlee Byrge

Scrum half

USA Sevens 

5

Leti Hingano

Back Three

Life West Gladiatrix

2

Evan Hoese

Center

Berkeley All Blues

1

Natalie Kosko

Back Three

New York Rugby

uncapped

Sarah Levy

Back Three

New York Rugby

2

Matalasi Morrissette

Flyhalf

BYU

uncapped

Karissa Postula

Center

ORSU

uncapped

Darina Roe

Flyhalf

Penn State

uncapped

Julie Tordonato

Center

Glendale Merlins

uncapped

PK Vincze

Flyhalf / center

Harvard

uncapped


 

MINI CAMP ROSTER - FORWARDS 

 

PLAYER NAME

POSITION

CLUB

CAPS

Evelyn Ashenbrucker

Backrow

San Diego Surfers

uncapped

Erica Jarrell

Second Row

Harvard 

uncapped

Darian Lovelace

Backrow

Atlanta Harlequins

uncapped

Hope Rogers

Prop

Life west Gladiatrix

29

Megan Rom

Prop

Atlanta Harlequins

2

Kristine Sommer

Lock

Seattle Saracens

13

Paige Stathopoulos

Hooker

Glendale Merlins

uncapped

Nicole Strasko

Flanker

Life West Gladiatrix

7

Mckenna Strong

Lock

Lindenwood 

1

Samantha Tancredi

Prop

Lindenwood

uncapped

Alycia Washington

Lock

New York Rugby

22


 

WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM XVs STAFF 

*Indicates staff on the ground for DTE and Mini Camps. 

 

Head Coach | Rob Cain*

Assistant Coach | Kate Daley

Assistant Coach | Neil Harris

Assistant Coach | Rich Ashfield

Support Coach | Jenny Lui

Support Coach | Jamie Burke*

Strength & Conditioning | Sylvia Braaten*

Sport Scientist | Conor Sweeney 

Team Doctor | Terrence Cronin

Head Athletic Trainer | Bri Arsenault

Athletic Trainer | Katherine Henry

Athletic Trainer | Jade Callen*

Performance Analyst | Callum Howells 

Team Manager | Louise Stewart

Logistics Coordinator - Denver | Dee Nash*